One third of adolescents have experienced physical, emotional, sexual, and/or verbal abuse by a dating partner.
The dynamics of power and control in a teen dating relationship can be just as dangerous as those found in an adult relationship.
No two relationships are the same – what is unhealthy in one relationship may be abusive in the next.
Unfortunately, teen dating violence—the type of intimate partner violence that occurs between two young people who are, or who were once in, an intimate relationship—is a serious problem in the United States.
Not only is dating violence detrimental to someone, it can also increase one’s risk of substance abuse, suicide, sexual risk behaviors, or unhealthy weight.
Red Flags of Dating Violence -Extreme Jealousy -Controlling behavior -Isolation -Verbal abuse -Alcohol/drug abuse -Use of force in arguments -Blaming others for own problems There are many do’s and don’ts when assisting someone in need.
Relationship violence can start early in a young person’s life.
Intimate partner violence affects teenagers and young adults (ages 16-24) more than any other age group.JAMAJAMA Network Open JAMA Cardiology JAMA Dermatology JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery JAMA Internal Medicine JAMA Neurology JAMA Oncology JAMA Ophthalmology JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery JAMA Pediatrics JAMA Psychiatry JAMA Surgery Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry (1919-1959) Table 2.Unadjusted Odds Ratios for Relationships Between Health Risk Behaviors and Lifetime Prevalence of Violence From Dating Partners Among Adolescent Girls Attending Massachusetts Public High Schools* Table 3.Due to the age of the parties involved, teens may face barriers that prevent them from getting the support and resources they need to be safer in their relationships.Being able to tell the difference between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships can be more difficult than you would think.Adjusted Odds Ratios for Relationships Between Health Risk Behaviors and Lifetime Prevalence of Violence From Dating Partners Among Adolescent Girls Attending Massachusetts Public High Schools*Doyle JP, Frank E, Saltzman LE, Mc Mahon PM, Fielding BD.